Chancel Mbemba is set to move to Arsenal.

That is if you believe what HITC Sport are reporting…

They claim a ‘source/sauce’ has told them that ‘Mbemba is very much on Arsenal’s radar now, they have already done their homework…it would not be a complicated deal to get over the line’.

So, very worrying that Newcastle’s best defender could be in the process of moving to the Emirates, especially when they have a ‘sauce’.

Just one small problem, they also report that ‘He (Mbemba) has yet to feature this season due to an ankle problem, but it is not understood to (be) a huge issue..’.

Well I suppose it wouldn’t be a ‘huge issue’ when Chancel Mbemba has played the last three Championship matches and could have even played in the first one, but was left on the bench as a precaution because he’d missed a few days training.

A shame that HITC Sport’s ‘sauce’ hadn’t done his ‘homework’ and found out there was nothing wrong with Chancel Mbemba.

This last week of the transfer window is set to be crazy enough without imaginary injuries and some cynics would claim, imaginary transfer stories…

Article on HITC Sport Wednesday 24 August:

‘Arsenal are considering a move to snap up Newcastle United’s central defender Chancel Mbemba, HITC Sport understands.

He has yet to feature this season due to an ankle problem, but it is not understood to a huge issue and would not get in the way of any proposed deal.

Newcastle are ready to sell if they get an offer in excess of £15million and Arsenal are ready to make a move ahead of the transfer deadline.

A source told HITC Sport: “Mbemba is very much on Arsenal’s radar now, they have already done their homework and know the price – it would not be a complicated deal to get over the line’